Long March 3B / YZ-1
Beidou-3 M9 & M10

Long March 3B / YZ-1 | Beidou-3 M9 & M10

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation launch of a Long March 3B / YZ-1 Rocket

Watch Launch Video 1   |   Video 2

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation was scheduled to launch a Long March 3B / YZ-1 rocket as part of the Beidou-3 M9 & M10 mission. The launch window for the Navigation mission was on Thu, Mar 29th, 2018, 1:41 PM EDT from Unknown, Xichang Satellite Launch Center. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Long March 3B / YZ-1 and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Beidou-3 M9 & M10

The BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) is a Chinese satellite navigation system. It consists of two separate satellite constellations – a limited test system that has been operating since 2000, and a full-scale global navigation system that is currently under construction. Beidou-3 are the third generation of navigation satellites which are launched into medium Earth orbit.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Unknown, Xichang Satellite Launch Center

Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
China National Space Administration

Rocket

Long March 3B / YZ-1

China National Space Administration

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) is the national space agency of the People's Republic of China. It is responsible for the national space program and for planning and development of space activities. CNSA and China Aerospace Corporation (CASC) assumed the authority over space development efforts previously held by the Ministry of Aerospace Industry. The CNSA has many launch sites around China with their orbital sites located in Jiuquan, Xichang, Taiyuan and Wenchang.

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